Piano duo Fortin-Poirier to perform in the Music Department’s All-Steinway Series
March 29, 2019
As part of the All-Steinway Series, piano duo Fortin-Poirier will return to Dixie State University to perform their four-hand musical ensemble of a mix of music styles on one piano.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 in the Concert Hall of the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Dixie State campus. Tickets can be purchased at the DSU ticket office and the public is encouraged to attend.
“Fortin and Poirier have graced the world stage with their passionate interpretations of beautiful four-hand piano music,” DSU Associate Dean of the College of the Arts Dr. Nancy Allred said. “They are remarkable in their collaboration and create an extraordinary ensemble. We are so fortunate to have them perform here at Dixie State University.”
Since the duo’s inception in 2005, pianists Amélie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier have won a series of awards and scholarships for their four-hand interpretations on one piano. After touring Canada with Debut Atlantic in 2017, the duo undertook their first tour in the western United States. For their final tour performance, Fortin-Poirier made a special appearance at DSU to play their last concert series of 2017 titled “Twenty Fingers and a Piano.”
This year, the duo will come back to Dixie State to showcase their four-hand interpretation of a mix of music styles from performers such as Edvard Grieg, Astor Piazzolla and Georges Bizet.
"These two extraordinary artists present a unique slice of the piano repertoire: one piano, four hands,” Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis, dean of the College of the Arts, said. “They are among the best in the world at performing this repertoire. Audience members will be delighted with their virtuosity and fabulous interpretations."
The All-Steinway Series promotes DSU’s effort to become an All-Steinway School and features the Model D Concert Grand Steinway piano Zions Bank donated to the University in 2016. Becoming an All-Steinway School offers DSU students a world-class instrument to play and a professional performance experience from freshman year to graduation.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit dsutix.com.